The Calgary Stampeders have signed national punter Rob Maver and national place-kicker Rene Paredes through the 2018 season. Both kickers were eligible to become free agents in February.

Maver has been with the Stamps since 2010 while Paredes joined the Red and White in 2011. Between them, the kickers have earned six West Division all-star berths and five CFL all-star selections.

“Rob and Rene have been one of the best kicking tandems in the CFL for a number of years and have given us great production and stability at those positions,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “They’ve both been important contributors to the Stamps’ success and I’m pleased they have chosen to remain in Calgary and be part of a team that I’m confident will once again be a championship contender in 2017.”

Maver was the Stamps’...
The Calgary Stampeders have added four players to their practice roster — national defensive back Chris Rwabukamba, international defensive back Jarrett Bush, international receiver Jarrett Boykin and international offensive lineman Mitchell Van Dyk.

Chris Rwabukamba
Defensive back
Height: 5.11
Weight: 192
Born: Jan. 5, 1987

Rwabukamba (pronounced Ruh-buh-kahm-buh) has 67 games of CFL experience over five seasons and has 79 tackles, 20 special-teams tackles, three interceptions, seven knockdowns, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack to his credit. He was drafted by Hamilton in the fourth round (27th overall) in 2010 and played with the Ticats in 2011 and 2012. He was with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2013 and 2014 and the BC Lions in 2015.

In college, Rwabukamba spent four seasons (2007-10) at Duke and played 45 games. He recorded 123 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one sack...
The Calgary Stampeders have added international linebacker Jeff Luc to the practice roster.

Jeff Luc
College: Cincinnati
Height: 6.01
Weight: 256
Born: Feb. 14, 1992

Luc attended National Football League training camps with the Miami Dolphins in 2015 and with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2016. He also spent time on the New Orleans Saints’ practice roster during the 2015 season.

Luc played two seasons (2013-14) at the University of Cincinnati. During his senior season with the Bearcats, he appeared in 13 games and recorded 65 tackles, 6.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. As a junior in 2013, he had 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Luc transferred to Cincinnati after transferring from Florida State.

In another transaction, international defensive lineman Jason Neill has been released from the practice roster.
The Calgary Stampeders have added international offensive lineman Ruben Carter to the practice roster.

Ruben Carter
Offensive lineman
College: Toledo
Height: 6.04
Weight: 312
Born: Dec. 1, 1992

Carter signed with the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in May and he attended training camp.

Carter played his senior college season at the University of Toledo in 2015. He started all 12 games at centre for the Rockets and was part of a unit that allowed just five sacks the entire season and helped the offence average 35 points and 460 yards per game. He transferred to Toledo from Florida State where he played 17 games for the Seminoles from 2012-14.
The Calgary Stampeders have signed international defensive lineman Cordarro Law.

Cordarro Law
Defensive lineman
College: Southern Mississippi
Height: 6.02
Weight: 262
Born: Oct. 15, 1988

Law previously played for the Stampeders in 2012 and 2013 and recorded 15 sacks in 18 regular-seasons games over that period. He also had 46 defensive tackles — including five tackles for loss — eight special-teams tackles, one pass knockdown and one forced fumble.

The Whitfield, Ala., product signed with the San Diego Chargers on Feb. 26, 2014, and played 17 games for the National Football League club over the 2014 and 2015 seasons, recording 21 total tackles and one sack.

Law played four seasons with the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. For his career, he recorded 191 tackles, including 54 tackles for loss, and 27.5 sacks. Law set a school record with 14 career forced fumbles. He was a first-team all-Conference USA selection in 2011 and a second-team...
The Calgary Stampeders have added international quarterback Nick Arbuckle, international receiver Devonte Robinson, international defensive back Joel Ross and international defensive linemen Perez Ford, Josh Francis and Jason Neill to the practice roster.

CFL teams are permitted to carry up to 15 practice-roster players (up from the usual 10) for a one-month period.

Here is more information on the newcomers:

Nick Arbuckle
College: Georgia State
Height: 6.01
Weight: 215
Born: Oct. 4, 1993

Arbuckle attended the 2016 mini-camp of the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers. He played two seasons at Georgia State and as a senior in 2015 was first-team all-Sun Belt Conference and was also the conference’s student-athlete of the year. He set a Sun Belt record with 4,368 passing yards in 2015 and set school records with 307 completions and 28 touchdowns.

Devonte Robinson
College: Utah State
Height: 6.02
Weight: 190
Born: Oct. 29, 1993...
The Calgary Stampeders have added international offensive lineman Aslam Sterling to the practice roster.

Aslam Sterling

Offensive lineman
College: Kansas
Height: 6.04
Weight: 325
Born: Aug. 20, 1992
Birthplace: Springville, NY

Sterling attended mini-camp with the National Football League’s Denver Broncos in 2014 and this year was with the Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators.

Sterling spent two seasons (2012-13) at Kansas University. He played in 24 games, including 20 starts, for the Jayhawks and saw action at right guard, right tackle and left tackle while helping pave the way for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons by running back James Sims. Prior to Kansas, Sterling attended Nassau Community College and was an all-conference player in both of his years at the Garden City, N.Y., school.
The Calgary Stampeders have added international running back Paris Cotton to the practice roster.

Paris Cotton
Running back
Central Michigan
Height: 5.09
Weight: 179

The 26-year-old Miami native played a total of 17 games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers over the 2014 and 2015 seasons and amassed 629 rushing yards and four touchdowns as well as 24 receptions for 243 yards and one score. Cotton also returned nine kickoffs for 184 yards and three punts for 22 yards.

He has three career 100-yard rushing games including a 108-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Stamps on Oct. 18, 2014, and a 131-yard effort against the BC Lions on Oct. 25, 2014.

Cotton played four years (2008-11) at Central Michigan and saw action in 40 games including 18 starts. For his career, he rushed for 1,381 yards and nine touchdowns and made 44 catches for 488 yards and three scores. In a 2010 game against...
The Calgary Stampeders have added international defensive back Shaquille Richardson and international defensive lineman James Vaughters to the practice roster.

Shaquille Richardson
Defensive back
Height: 6.00
Weight: 194
Born: Mar. 21, 1992

Richardson spent five weeks on the Stamps’ practice roster at the end of last season and he also attended the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 2015 training camp.

He was drafted in the fifth round (157th overall) by the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014 and he has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers.

Richardson played 49 games over four seasons at the University of Arizona and recorded 189 total tackles, including eight tackles for loss, 10 interceptions, 30 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

James Vaughters
Defensive lineman
Height: 6.02
Weight: 254...
International defensive back Brandon McDonald has been traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the rights to a negotiation-list player.
The following players have been released:

  • National defensive back Jean-Philippe Bolduc
  • National defensive back Malcolm Brown
  • International offensive lineman Alex Fifita
  • International defensive lineman Uriah Grant
  • International receiver Josh Harper
  • National offensive lineman Quinn Horton
  • International quarterback G.J. Kinne
  • International receiver Matthew Norzil
  • International linebacker Cameron Ontko
  • International running back Lache Seastrunk
  • National linebacker Corbin Sharun
  • International defensive back Demetrius Wright

The following player is returning to his university team:

  • National defensive lineman Michael Kashak

The following players have been added to the practice roster:

  • International defensive lineman Demonte’ Bolden
  • National...